Additional vaccine reaches county

TV Hagenah Dee Reed of the Quay County Public Health Office announced Friday that the public health office had received flu vaccine for “at risk” adults and it has already been distributed to the different physician’s offices in the county. “At this time,” said Reed, “the public health office will not be giving flue shots […]

Lack of vaccine affects Tucumcari

TV Hagenah Like many communities in the United States, there is almost no influenza vaccine in Quay County this year and that is causing problems for many people in the area. “Almost nobody has any (vaccine),” said Bobbie White of the Quay County Public Health Office. Some of the doctors have some, but I can’t […]

Housing authority gets grant

William Thompson The Tucumcari Housing Authority was recently awarded a grant of more than $180,000 trom the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Tucumcari’s housing authority director, Robert Pacheco, said the grant money will go for new furnaces for all public housing units. “We will be contracting with the city electrician to install brand […]

Free lunches available

William Thompson Tucumcari Public School officials received good news recently when they were notified that students would not have to wait until November for free lunches. Free lunches are now available to all students under the New Mexico Free Lunch program. Students will need to have their ID cards scanned when they go through the […]

Quay County Public Health gets needle drop

TV Hagenah Those people who use syringes to administer medicine to themselves now have a safe way to dispose of those syringes and needles in Tucumcari. “This is a very important innovation for Tucumcari and Quay County,” said Quay County Commissioner Jeff Lewalling about the placement of a collection box for needles and syringes at […]

Logan school hires principal

Elaine Quarles The Board of Education voted unanimously July 12 to hire Gary Miller as Logan Public School’s new principal for the 2004-05 school year. He will also serve as the girl’s basketball coach. Miller, a graduate of Northwestern Oklahoma and Sul Ross State University, will begin work immediately said Superintendent of Logan Schools Caroline […]

Six Logan youths attend convention

Six members of the Logan FFA chapter traveled to the New Mexico State FFA Convention in Las Cruces June 1-4. competed at a number of different competitions. Denton Dowell and Drew Perez both competed in the Chapter Public Speaking competition. Dowell placed first thus qualifying for the National competition at the National FFA Convention in […]

New Mexico Arts to meet at Holidady Inn

New Mexico Arts, a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, will be holding a public input session Monday, May 3 from noon – 1:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn. According to representatives of New Mexico Arts, the purpose of the session is to gather public input about, “the needs of New Mexico […]

Library, extension office offer internet access

William Thompson The Tucumcari public library has a total of seven computers capable of providing internet access to the public free of charge. Also, the County Extension office for NMSU , located in the basement of the Quay County Courthouse provides four computers for public use. Mary Ann Molinas, Head Librarian at Tucumcari Public Library, […]

No more nasty needles

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By Angela Peacock Preventing the spread of blood borne disease has Quay County officials looking into a new disposal option for regular needle users. People who use injection drugs at home to treat allergies, diabetes or hepatitis C, as a few examples, are often instructed by health care providers to dispose of their dirty needles […]